After the incomparable Shigeru Miyamoto had been tasked with creating games that would enrich the Wii U GamePad’s value, Nintendo revealed Project Giant Robot and Project Guard to the world at E3 2014.
While the Project Guard concept went on to return as Star Fox Guard, Project Giant Robot proved to be more of a challenge to turn into a complete game.
“Project Giant Robot was something we started as a second project, and unfortunately we haven’t yet decided to turn that into a full game,” Miyamoto had admitted last March.
With The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild destined to be remembered as the last first-party game on Wii U, many soon spotted that Project Giant Robot was no longer mentioned in Nintendo’s release schedule – which had been updated this week to coincide with the company’s nine month earnings release.
Nintendo has since confirmed that the project has been cancelled and, when asked by Polygon for a reason, a Nintendo spokesperson explained: “We made this decision after considering our overall product and development strategy.”